Cineo HSX Offers More Control Over Your Lighting (Newsshooter April 2016)

NAB 2016: Cineo’s new HSX offers more control over your lighting

Matt Allard chats with Trish from Cineo about their new HSX light. The HSX is a remote phosphor blend that has taken their technology and applied it to their own designed LEDs. The light is mains powered and offers a dimmer and colour control dial on the back, which has quick presets from 2700 to 6000. The DMX is available mid to late June and priced just under $4,000 US.

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Cineo Announces the Color-Tunable HSX (Newsshooter March 2016)

Cineo announces the HSX- a powerful colour-tunable soft source light

Maverick and Matchbox: The Evolution of Lighting Today (RedShark News March 2016)

Cineo Lighting Maverick and Matchbox: The evolution of lighting today

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Ned Soltz recently had cause to use a Cineo Maverick on a shoot and was rather impressed by what he found. As he says, lighting tech has come a long way…

Lighting technology has come a long way in the past few years. I was an early adopter of LED lighting, discovering all too quickly that I needed to gel every single light with minus-green in an effort to eliminate that horrible green spike. In fact, I recall setting up an original Litepanels 1×1 side by side with a Chinese clone 1×1 and I didn’t need a Vectorscope to see the green from the clone and even to some degree from the original name-brand item.

You might also remember that around 2008 Litepanels sued in US courts a number of LED manufacturers, prevailing in that patent infringement case in 2013. LED manufacturers were then either obligated to pay royalties to Litepanels or cease importation into the US.

But this ruling excluded two specific LED variants—RGB and Remote Phosphor lighting.

And this leads me to the topic at hand—Cineo Lighting and their line of Remote Phosphor fixtures.

Remote Phosphor is based around a high intensity Blue LED within the fixture enclosure with a phosphor-embedded interchangeable front panel. The Blue LED emits phosphor-exciting photons at specific wavelengths to deliver pure color across the complete spectrum. This creates light that is not only high CRI but also faithful to the spectrum.

Cineo Lighting produces Remote Phosphor lighting in a variety of sizes and I recently shot a simple 1-shot interview using a Cineo Maverick as a keylight and a Cineo Matchbox for fill. It was my intent to use another Matchbox as a hair light but I was fortunate enough to have a window with muted sunshine for a partly cloudy day that did the trick while a couple of practicals in the subject’s living room lit the background adequate to the task.

Remote Phosphor lights are not continuously-adjustable color temps as pure LED lighting. Cineo ships their lights with easily-interchanged 3200K and 5600K panels. A 2700K, 4300K or 6300K panel can be purchased separately.

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Tough As Nails – Making of Jessica Jones (ICG Magazine January 2015)

Jessica Jones is a new kind of Marvel superhero for the digital age – flawed, funny, female and streaming!Marvel’s new streaming Netflix series, Jessica Jones, is a modern noir: there’s a hard-boiled PI with a criminal past and a cynical dame who drinks cheap bourbon. The twist here is that the lead character is all of the above – and she is also a former superhero. Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) would rather forget that part of her past – but she can’t, because she has insomnia, nightmare flashbacks, and post-traumatic stress disorder from her evil former lover The Purple Man, aka Dr. Zebediah Kilgrave (David Tennant). And anyway, a broad needs to make a living.


The series, which is lensed by Manuel Billeter (Person of Interest and Law & Order) opens at night in the grimy Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. Jones is on a stakeout, waiting in the shadows to catch an adulterous couple. We hear her in voiceover, which sets the world-weary yet darkly comedic tone of the series: “New York may be the city that never sleeps,” she cracks, “but it sure as hell sleeps around.”

Jessica Jones is certainly not your typical Marvel comic book adaptation. Just ask Marvel Head of Television Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost and Heroes), an award-winning comic book writer whose credits include Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, Hulk and Iron Man. Way back in 2002, Loeb wrote the foreword for the Alias collection, the original comic series (created by Brian Michael Bendis) that introduced the hard-bitten female lead. “Jessica’s world isn’t pretty,” Loeb explains in that introduction. “There are no capes here. No secret headquarters. Just the underbelly of the Marvel universe cut open for all of us to be amazed by.”

Loeb goes on to provide some context for the rise of that Marvel universe.

“Back then [in 2002], comics were seen as just geek food or adolescent male fantasies, and you were widely suspected to live in your mom’s basement if you read them,” he adds. “However, those of us who were into comics knew the secret. They were heartfelt stories, grounded in reality, with an element of the fantastic – hyperdrama at an elevated level. Then Spider-Man came along. It had a real director, a real star, and became one of the most successful films of all time. [Suddenly] the genre was taken seriously.” So seriously, in fact, that Marvel put out Alias on its MAX R-rated imprint, because it was not safe for after-school reading. This was exactly what Jessica Jones’ showrunner Melissa Rosenberg [see Exposure, page 34], who wrote on Dexter (Showtime) and was screenwriter on all five Twilight movies, was looking for in creating a female superhero.

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LCA Announces the Next Generation of Cineo HS2 Lights (Guild of Television Cameramen August 2015)

GTC sponsors LCA announce the next generation Cineo HS2 lights

The GTC is delighted that LCA (Lights Camera Action) recently joined the list of GTC sponsor companies

Set up in 1996 by Nick Shapley and Graham Kerr, LCA is a one-stop shop for all your film and TV lighting needs, With over 80 years of experience among the team, they can help you with your lighting requirements – whether you are looking to fit out a studio or for a small kit for location lighting. The LCA warehouse in Greenford in west London enables LCA to hold a huge range of stock for immediate delivery but if you have a specific need, they will source and dispatch it as soon as possible

LCA’s latest product announcement is the new Cineo HS2 range of lights which will be available on their stand at IBC 2015 (11.F53).

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DPS Cinema Provides Cineo HS Lights for Marvel’s Fantastic Four (August 2015)


DPS Cinema Provides Cineo HS Lights For Marvel’s Fantastic Four 2015


Marvel’s Fantastic Four 2015 is the very first feature film to use DPS Cinema supplied Cineo HS Lights for green screen technology

Burbank, CA, August 5, 2015: DPS Cinema, in another major announcement, provided gaffer Erik Messerschmidt with 150 Cineo HS Lights for all of the green screen work used during the filming of 20th Century Fox’s and Marvel’s The Fantastic Four 2015.

“The TruColor HS is my new go to light for green and blue screen. It’s a game changer, a new breed of LED light.” Says Erik Messerschmidt – Gaffer, Marvel’s Fantastic Four.

When The Fantastic Four 2015 production came to DPS Cinema looking for a more advanced lighting solution in a green screen environment, DPS Cinema put together the perfectly balanced green screen solution utilizing a 150 Cineo TruColor HS Light array. This is the largest quantity of Cineo TruColor HS lights ever assembled for a feature film. DPS Cinema is the only vendor with such deep inventory of Cineo HS lights.

DPS Cinema is also the leading principle supplier of the Cineo HS™ lighting line for use in green screen production environments. Cineo HS is the first color- accurate digital soft source designed specifically to meet the strict standards of motion picture and broadcast production. With more than twice the output of a 2K incandescent soft light, HS delivers an extended CRI over 95, generates a 160-degree beam spread, and uses less than 500 watts of AC power.

Remote Phosphor Technology (RPT) eliminates the color-accuracy limitations inherent in LED fixtures. Instead of relying on LEDs as the source of illumination, HS’ independent phosphor panels emit high-quality light when excited by the high-frequency wavelengths from blue LEDs.

The interchangeable phosphor panels allow productions to achieve a variety of color temperatures with a single fixture. The CCT of the HS is extremely consistent fixture to fixture, and will not change over time like other lighting technologies.

DPS Cinema is a principal supplier of the latest in state of the art photo-realistic environments as well as advanced LED lighting solutions for green screen and blue screen. DPS Cinema’s innovative products and services have been utilized in numerous feature films including Disney’s Tomorrowland, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and 20th Century Fox’s 2015 update of Marvel’s Fantastic Four coming out this summer.

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About DPS Cinema  

The DPS Cinema division provides technical and creative support for filmmakers endeavoring to achieve unique results with advanced lighting technology. Recent film and television projects include Fifty Shades of Grey, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Gone Girl, Nightcrawler, Old Navy’s Black Friday campaign, and Disney’s Tomorrowland [2015]. DPS Cinema’s extensive, top of the line inventory is comprised of the latest equipment and innovations.

Cineo HS2 Remote Phosphor Technology Light (Cinescopophilia July 2015)

Cineo HS2 Remote Phosphor Technology Light

Cineo Lighting continues to pioneer Remote Phosphor technology for image capture with HS2, the second generation of the revolutionary HS fixture currently in use on motion picture sets and in broadcast studios worldwide. All HS2 components are 100% cross-compatible with all legacy HS and LS fixtures, accessories, phosphor panels, and cabling.  

Cineo HS2

The HS2 lamphead features a single piece design for increased ruggedness, as well as an improved safety switch for better reliability. 80/20 mounting slots on both the sides and back of the fixture make attaching yoke and accessories easy. Two distinct mixing chambers allow custom CCT mixing via DMX. New hinged top access panel allows for easy, one-handed phosphor panel and accessory changes. The size, weight, and output are identical to the legacy HS fixture.


The RDM450 is smaller and lighter weight than the legacy DTZ450 power supply and features completely re-designed electronics for improved reliability. Other new features include digital display and control, remote programming via RDM, both, and fine dimming, smooth dimming and strobe capability. The RDM450 can be attached directly to the HS2 head for one-piece operation or operated remotely up to 300 feet from the fixture.


Cineo HS2 Light


HS2 represents Cineo Lighting’s commitment to constant innovation of illumination technology. This second generation tool builds upon Cineo’s years of experience in Remote Phosphor Technology while continuing to provide the unexcelled brightness, extremely accurate color quality, power efficiency, and flexibility that hundreds of cinematographers, gaffers, and lighting designers rely on daily.

Cineo HS2- The Super Bright Anti-Flicker Phosphor Light Gets Better (Cinema5D News July 2015)

Cineo HS2 – The Super Bright Anti-Flicker Phosphor Light Gets Better

Cineo Lighting has announced their next Remote Phosphor Technology lamp. The HS2 now features an inbuilt power supply with new DMX and remote controllable digital display.

Cineo HS2

The original TruColor HS caused a bit of splash on announcement; one of the few filmmaking companies to utilize remote phosphor technology. Check out the science of it here, in a nutshell an array of blue LEDs hit a layer of phosphor that produces light, changing the phosphor plate produces different kelvin temperatures.

The result is a light that produces very high luminance at reduced draw and heat compared to other lighting formats, not to mention very accurate colour rendition with exceptional CRI throughout the range.

Cineo HS2 CRI

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Cineo Introduces 2nd Generation HS2 (Doddle July 2015)

Cineo Introduces 2nd Generation HS2 Phosphor Technology Light


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)Cineo Lighting has released its next generation of their Remote Phosphor Technology lamp. They are one of the few companies that utilize a layer of phosphor substrate overtop in an LED array, in which to produce different kelvin temperatures without flicker.

The original Cineo HS produced a brilliant light at a lower energy draw with a relatively cool light thanks to utilizing an LED array. The light has an exceptional color rendering index that provides a very accurate color.

The HS2 introduces a new hinged top access panel that will allow for faster accessory changes to the phosphor panels. It also swaps out the larger separate power supply, similar to a ballast for an HMI, to a smaller one that can be attached directly to the panel for a sleeker single piece design. Here’s how they describe it:

The RDM450 is smaller and lighter weight than the legacy DTZ450 power supply and features completely re-designed electronics for improved reliability. Other new features include digital display and control, remote programming via RDM, both, and fine dimming, smooth dimming and strobe capability. The RDM450 can be attached directly to the HS2 head for one-piece operation or operated remotely up to 300 feet from the fixture.

Everything else about the new light is similar to the first generation, including the 80/20 mounting slots. The size, weight, and output characteristics are similar to the legacy version so Cineo went with a “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to the HS2.


  1. Input voltage: 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz.
  2. Power consumption: 500 watts, max
  3. Lamp head dimensions: 12” H x 21” W x 3.8” D (290 mm x 532 mm x 96.5 mm)
  4. Lamp head weight: 12 lbs (5.4 kg)
  5. RDM450 PSU dimensions: 3” H x 13” W x 9.5” D (76 mm x 330 mm x 241 mm)
  6. RDM450 Weight: 10 lbs (4.5 kg.)
  7. 35,000 hr. L70 rated
  8. Environmental temperature range: -20º – + 50º C
  9. Max temperature rise: +45º C
  10. 2-year parts and labor warranty
  11. ETL and cETL Listed, CE Compliant
  12. Zero UV light emitted
  13. Made in USA

Find out more here, and click here for the full specification list of the Cineo HS2.